Wednesday, May 19, 2010



Your Betta Won't Eat?

Posted: 19 May 2010 06:41 AM PDT

Your Betta Won't Eat?
by: Ong Hui Woo

Feeding your fish is no different from a kid. Although it is very easy to feed your Betta fish, they will not eat everything you throw in. You can try putting in fish flakes, but I can tell you they rather starve than to eat them. It's not that they have turned bulimic, but certain food just does not appeal to your Betta fishes. Here are a few useful tips.

Live shrimp brine

The keyword is live food; they are the best food you can serve on the Betta table. Feeding them with live shrimp brine is like having Sashimi for us. It has lots of protein, vitamins and minerals for excellent growth. You can compare the 'skin color' of your Betta fishes when they are consistently fed with the shrimp brine. You can find live shrimp brine at the local pet shop, but they can be pricey.

Live worms

Betta fishes are carnivorous. They like things that will wriggle around, so worms are attractive to them. I like feeding my Betta fishes worms, but maybe only about once every two weeks. Why? Worms are messy and dirty and they can contaminate your tank very easily. I have to clean them thoroughly before I give them to my precious Bettas. Any kind of worms require cleaning first and if they are not frozen, please throw them away after a day. So the trick here is to buy the minimum but enough to keep your Bettas happy for a meal or two. Remember, if it stinks, do not eat it, the rule is applicable to both humans and Bettas.


For busy people who want to feed your fishes quickly and spend the rest of the day switching cable channels, try fish pellets. Clean, fast and convenient. Looks for pellets that have shrimp brine mixed in them. Betta fishes are not natural pill eating species, so you might have to take a while before they start to eat them. Do not over feed them also, look at their tiny bellies and estimate how many pellets would fill them up.

For most people, getting live shrimp brine and live worms on a regular basis is not feasible. The best strategy then would be to go on pellets and feed them the live food one or two days before changing the water in the tank. Then it would be like treating your Bettas to a feast before sending them to a rejuvenating spa!

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Starting A Water Garden With A Fountain

Posted: 19 May 2010 01:06 AM PDT

Starting A Water Garden With A Fountain
by: Elizabeth Jean

Even if you want a big water garden with a fountain, waterfall, stream, and a variety of fish and plants, make a starter garden first. A small-scale project offers experience you'll find helpful when tackling larger projects later.

A starter garden brings the beauty of water to your landscape in a minimum of time and for much less cost than it takes to develop a large water garden. It is also more manageable when it comes to time, requiring less than an hour of maintenance every few weeks. You can have a water garden with a,, in a small space. Sometimes called mini ponds or mini gardens. Starter gardens set by an entrance are a delight for visitors. Tucked into a corner of a patio, they're a pleasant source of sound or a sparkling focal point when incorporated into the landscape.

You can make a starter water garden with a fountain that's formal or informal, raised or in the ground. A starter water garden with a fountain is the logical choice for small yards or patios and mini gardens since they all provide a point of interest in a courtyard or in a tiny plot outside of an apartment.

Home or Factory Made Fountains?

Urns are popular containers for fountains. And they're easy to set up. Simply install a small pump in the bottom of the urn and fill with water.

Starter gardens can be handmade or arrive from the factory ready to install. Make one from a ceramic pot or try a small kidney-shaped pond formed with flexible liner and tucked into a flowerbed. A pre-made fountain, outfitted with fish and plants, or an aboveground preformed garden complete with flagstones stacked in a low wall around a liner can serve as a starter garden. There are even portable water gardens.

A starter water garden with a fountain is an inspiration. Many people who begin small find they've enjoyed their first creation so much that they want to do a second, more ambitious feature, building on the skills they have learned. Beginning gardens can also provide the first piece of a much larger project. For example, your small pool could eventually become the foot of a waterfall or stream.

Clay pots and pottery shards create a whimsical that takes little time to build or maintain. In cold climates bring such a fountain indoors for the winter. Your starter garden with a fountain could be just a temporary one until you move on to bigger projects. If you dispose of it, you can reuse the flexible liner and move flagstones and boulders in the landscape to another site. When finished with a water garden container, you can fill it with soil and use it as a planter. And you can reuse a pump in a new water feature or sell it to another aspiring water gardener.

Fish and Fountains

For plants and fish, a mini garden should hold at least 5 gallons of water, but leave out the Splashing interferes with plant growth and creates currents the fish have to fight. Instead, equip minimum-size gardens with a small poolside spitter fountain or a gentle aquarium bubbler to aerate the water without creating too much disturbance.

If water becomes cloudy or foul smelling in a small starter water garden with a water fountain, remove 10 percent of the water from the bottom with either a siphon hose or water pump. This reduces the buildup of toxic organic wastes.

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Elizabeth Jean writes water fountain and related topics for, the Internet's premier destination for wall fountains, garden fountains and distinctive water features for your home and garden

Tips in Rearing of Flowerhorn Fish

Posted: 18 May 2010 10:42 PM PDT

Tips in Rearing of Flowerhorn Fish
by: Goerge Kepner

The Flowerhorn is a very hardy fish and it is relative easy to rear. However, there are also certain measures and techniques to adopt in order the very best quality out of your fish. No fish can survive in captivation without some control with the environment to the owner's part.

Choosing flowerhorn fish will be lively, and don't easy for being caught. No external injuries on the outer fish body. It have to be healthy no sign of diseases found.

The Location of this aquarium really should be placed in a quiet location and avoid direct sunlight or high traffic area. It is best to start using a bigger aquarium of 3-4 feet and above for every adult flowerhorn.

Flowerhorn is not really particular concerning the water quality. On condition that the water is maintained clean but not contaminated, then your fish will getting a good environment. In my own idea one of the most suitable PH level for flowerhorn is around within a range of 7.2 - 7.8. To enhance the PH you are able to buying a corals chemical sold on the market. If your PH level drops down, the fish will slow down and its appetite decrease. In other word, when the PH is just too high, the fish will have difficult time and will even suffocate to death. So therefore, you need to check the PH amount of the water regularly.

Once you change the water of the aquarium, a good idea is not to feed the fish for a day and resume feeding only few hours after changing it. Reminder don't change all the water in tank because of the good bacterial might be kill and it is also stress towards the fish. Approximately about 15% -30% every time. Put in a pinch of salt to aid stabilize the fish emotions. Please take into consideration that washing and cleaning filter can't be done together since you destroy the microbial decomposing system in water.

The fish waste might cause the water to get contaminated. The organic wastes accumulated from the fish tank can will decomposed as well as harm towards your fish. To prevent this you must have a good filter to your fish tank. An excellent filtering won't allow contaminated water to self clean and circulate along with it is beneficial bacterial attached in the filter material will also decompose the fish excrete, moreover its improved the water quality.

A highly balanced and nutritious feed are not only help the fish to grow but also provide develop nice head. There are numerous brand available in the market, but to provide complete and also to enhance the growth of flowerhorn. If you want colors brighter and more beautiful flowerhorn it can be best advisable to feed with small fish, raw shrimps, frozen bloodworm, worms and other that purchased from market. Take note don't over feed, just a minimum of 2-3 times per week. If you do over feed it will eventually cause contamination of the water by increasing the ammonia level that may be harm towards the health of your fish.

In lighting your aquarium it is strongly recommended to try botanical lights, the ultra violate rays emitted and will help to bring out the colors of the fish. And as well ensure that you turn it off at night for the fish to relax. Moreover, air pump can help provide oxygen to the water to improve the air circulation within the water.

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Attracting Zoo Plankton Catches Fish! Underwater Fishing Lights Details Here!

Posted: 18 May 2010 09:10 AM PDT

Attracting Zoo Plankton Catches Fish! Underwater Fishing Lights Details Here!
by: Mark Fleagle

Night fishing for any species of fish can be very rewarding and exciting. However, there is some specialized night fishing equipment you will need to have to be successful. We are going to talk about the use of night fishing lights today.

Some of the more common types of night fishing lights that are available on the market today are a variety of different 12 volt fishing lights such as underwater fishing lights, and floating fishing lights, which both have very important purposes.

Underwater 12 volt fishing lights come in a variety of different shapes and sizes but the most common size is the 4ft fishing light. They also come with different colors and power ratings. The best underwater fishing lights will have a wattage rating of 25-40 and generate about 1000 to 3000 lumens. The illumination color that seems to work the best is green. These lights are important because they are necessary to attract zoo plankton. You are probably asking yourself "what is so important about attracting zoo plankton" Well the answer to that question is very simple. Attracting zoo plankton will attract bait fish close to the area you are fishing. If you know anything about the food chain of most game fish, (which I know you do or you wouldn't be reading this page now) bait fish are the primary food source of the most of the game fish you will be targeting at night. If you can put a submerged fishing light under the water and start catching fish, well that's a no brainer! Of course you will do it. If you are like me, any tool that can help you catch more fish, id going to be part of my fishing equipment, and night fishing lights are important.

Floating fishing lights have a similar purpose to the underwater fishing lights. A floating fishing light will attract and concentrate bait fish that are coming to the area. Game fill will also be attracted to the lights. Game fish will normally lay in waiting just outside the beams rays of both the floating fishing lights and the underwater fishing lights, waiting for unsuspecting bait fish to wonder outside of the beams rays, or often they will dart in and catch a bait fish and dart back out to there hiding area. Many times the bait fish do not even suspect that the game fish are even around. Floating fishing lights are also classified as 12 volt fishing lights, and can be powered by any 12 volt battery source. My personal preference is to use a car battery. I power both my floating fishing lights and my underwater fishing lights from this power source. A fully charged car battery will last me a full last me all night. I than recharge the battery when I go home. Both underwater fishing lights and floating fishing lights normally come with alligator clips and makes hooking them to the power source very simple.

If you want to have a exciting fishing experience you need to try night fishing. You may be pleasantly surprised at how many fish you can catch. Also if you want very little fishing pressure you will love night fish.

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